As Hillary Clinton accepted the Democratic Party’s nomination for president, onlookers spotted a sullen Bernie Sanders planted in his chair, glumly popping a single blue balloon as it fell from the ceiling.

It’s unknown whether Sanders brought the thumbtack to the convention explicitly to pop the balloon — as if he were the grumpy old man from Up — or if he just searched the surrounding premises for something sharp as soon as the joyful balloons began to fall.


“What’s strange is it looked like he was being forced to sit through a party that he agreed to be at,” said political analyst Anne Tyler. “It was sad, but also, like, why are you here?”

When asked for comment, Sanders would only offer a single harumph, before tearing up a “Clinton-Kaine” sign and throwing it in the trash.

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